Friday, July 26, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow

Title: Speak Easy
Author: Melanie Harlow
Release date: July 22, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Historical

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Book Description:
July, 1923. The ‘20s are roaring, and twenty-year-old Tiny O’Mara is desperate for a little anything-goes excitement. But when her father is kidnapped by a mobster in Detroit's exploding organized crime scene, she’s shocked to find herself caught up in the bootlegging wars of Prohibition—and torn between two gorgeous gangsters on opposite sides.

To save her father’s life, she’ll have to choose between them. But deciding whom to trust isn’t easy in a world where everyone wants something—be it booze, money, power, or sex—and no one cares what it takes to get it.

Temptation is everywhere.

Rating – 4 Stars!!
Cover – 4.5 Stars - Perfect for this book!!
Unique Factor - 4.5 stars
Steam Factor – 4 stars 
Ending –  left me wanting more!!

Wow where to start. This book was unique and original. It is a New Adultish book set in the 1920's that is full of lust, intrigue, gangsters, drama, danger and bootlegging. I loved the atmosphere of the book. It was all flappers, gangster & booze. It was fast paced full of mystery and sexual tension that would melt your sheets because not only was there a sexy Alpha Male to drool over but there where two!! Melanie does an amazing job of getting your full attention because the characters where real and you could connect and relate with them. The writing flowed seamlessly and kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat wondering what the hell was going to happen next. I don't want to say much about the story because there was so much going on and I don't want to give anything away. The ONLY thing I could complain about would be that the book was to short and ended with a lot of questions. I can't wait to see what happens next and where that leaves Tiny, Enzo & Joey!! 

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.

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US ONLY: One grand prize swag pack which includes: Valentine Vodka Swag, JewelNinjas Agatha Bracelet, Chrome Cocktail Shaker, MAC Lipstick, Great Gatsby Soundtrack or $10 iTunes gift card, Gatsby Style Flapper Headband, Signed Copy of Speak Easy, $25 Amazon Gift Card: Total Value: $150 USD

INTERNATIONAL: Eight (8) eCopies of Speak Easy: mobi or ePub only; value $3.99 USD


  1. Thank you, Jamie! LOVE this review. :) Sequel is coming soon, promise, and my release week bloggers will get the first ARCs!

  2. This sounds like a great book. I love NA and historical fiction, so it's neat that this book has both.

  3. Thanks for sharing your review, sounds like an good book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I enjoyed the description and love the cover! Sounds like my kind of novel. Look forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win it

  5. Awesome giveaway.. thank you for sharing this with us! The book from the reviews sounds awesome... who wouldn't like a little historical fiction. ;)

  6. I love historical fiction and the cover..!!